I did it – I finished all 12 tags! Feel so accomplished – I wish that I could frame them all together, but alas I actually used two from the early set on gifts and I pretty sure it would be poor form to ask for them back.
Lots and lots of wandering from the Timmy trail on this set, hopefully you can see some of the inspiration…as with previous post Tim’s original is on the left (or maybe top if wordpress isn’t playing nice)
Tim busts out the glassine paper for the holly leaves – oh so tempting, but out of my price range. I think the combo of forest green and apple glimmer mist get close to the original
Tag #8…A steam punk christmas? Very Tim. not so much me – so I set out with the though of using non-christmas items and kind of love how it turned out. I used Bubble Light Green and LED Red Glimmer mists for the background.
Tag # 9 Double Embossing, oh my
This is my friend umbrella man, he’s been in my stash for a while just waiting for the right project. I thought it would be fun to try him out here, he has a healthy dose of glassy accents on him. One of my favorite tips from this process is heating up twine to set in curls – very important to use a wood pencil to wrap – not plastic (I’m just saying) A funny side note – every time I look this stamp, Eminem’s song Cinderella Man pops into my head and a walk around for a while singing umbrella man, umbrella man.
I have read and intended to try packing tape photo transfer method forever – go figure it’s this tag that finally gave me the push I needed.
No shrinky dinks in this house or apparently glossy cardstock – what’s a girl to do. Thankfully HP was nice enough to include some glossy presentation paper with my new printer (however -no photo paper, even though it’s a PHOTO printer, grr) so that’s what I used. It’s been about 100 years since I’ve worked with glossy cardstock and in the process of working on this tag I remembered why I don’t – pigment ink never dries – even when heat set so hence the smeared snow flakes- nothing a little embossing powder won’t fix.
Last but not least, Tag #12
oh the temptation to go out and buy Tim’s Tissue tape, I’ve held it in my hands on several occasions, but the price $15.99 is just too steep – so I turned to my handy dictionary – I think I’m known at my neighborhood Goodwill store as ‘Dictionary Girl’. I decided to use a red distress stain behind the tag and then adhered the dictionary paper with gesso. Then I covered the whole thing in 3 coats of chandelier glimmer glam. The reindeer and snowflakes come from prima’s mistable canvas line – these packs are super fun – you can use mist or ink, this guy is covered with walnut distress ink and then coated with glimmer glam. Snowflakes are misted with blue skies glimmer mist and coated with glam.
Phew what a project, feels great to get these completed – now what to do until next year rolls around.